Cap propaganda Project



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CAP Propaganda Project

After reviewing and understanding the seven propaganda techniques and classifications, you will apply them to your CAP (Cavalier Activism Project). You may do this individually or in a small group (people similar to your topic only) using one of the available Medias (Speech, Posters, Children's Short Story, Comic Strip, Commercial)

Propaganda Techniques and Classifications


  • Bandwagon

  • Testimonial

  • Plain Folk

  • Name Calling

  • Transfer

  • Glittering Generality

  • Fear


Individual

Speech: Prepare and present a 5 minute speech that uses at least four of the techniques from the list above to try and convince people of a specific side of an issue.

Requirements

In addition to propaganda requirements, grading will include an emphasis on writing and public speaking abilities.
Posters: Produce two posters (one from each side of the issue) that is a combination of words and visuals (the visuals should dominate and the message should be clear). Use at least five of the techniques or categories from the list above (between the two posters). The posters must use poster sized paper (will not be provided) and include drawings.

Requirements

  • 2 Posters (one from each side of an issue)

  • 7 Propaganda Techniques

  • Primarily Visuals

  • No long text

In addition to propaganda requirements, grading will include an emphasis on artistic ability and the use of minimal text.

Short Story (with illustrations): Write a short story at a middle-school level (at least 300 words) that includes at least 6 visuals (drawn, printed, cut out). It must be put together like a book and you will have to read the story to the class. The story must incorporate at least 4 of the techniques.

Requirements


  • Short Story (minimum of 300 words)

  • 4 Propaganda Techniques

  • Minimum of 6 visuals

  • Book format

  • Story Time

In addition to propaganda requirements, grading will include an emphasis on writing abilities and story-telling technique.

Cartoon: Prepare a comic strip that uses a combination of words and visuals that uses at least 4 of the techniques or categories from the list above. The strip should have at least 12 frames and must be in color. Neatness and artistic ability will count towards the grade. It must be colored and there can be no stick figures.

Requirements

  • Comic Strip (at least 12 frames)

  • 4 Propaganda Techniques

  • Color

In addition to propaganda requirements, grading will include an emphasis on artistic and some story-telling abilities.
Group (2-3 students; additional students can play roles without being part of the group)

Commercial: Produce a short film (60-90 seconds) that employs three of the techniques to support one side of the issue. This will require extensive time after school (by all members of the group) to use Movie Maker to edit the film. No Bloopers!


Requirements


  • 60-90 second video

  • 3 Propaganda Techniques

In addition to propaganda requirements, grading will include an emphasis on acting, editing and the use ability to use video to clearly establish your argument.
Everyone

Be sure to complete all necessary steps once your topic has been approved to do well on this project.


Step 1: Perform research and complete the "Propaganda Project Planning" handout and get it approved. (Due ____________)
Step 2: Create storyboard (for commercial, comic strip, story and speech) or rough drafts on

8 1/2 x 11 paper (for posters) and get them approved. (Due ________________)


Step 3: Complete project. (Due ________________)
Step 4: Present projects; analysis of classmates' projects using chart.

(Due _______________)
Additional Information:

The topics need to relate to your declaration bubble that you posted outside of the classroom. Be sure to have adequate knowledge of the topic you choose before designing your written outline. Citation of where you obtain the information will be required. You must use at least three sources in researching to create your propaganda (one educational database, one newspaper/magazine, and one famous quote)



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